By now, we all know that when it came to reviews for Suicide Squad, they weren’t too kind. Many of the film’s cast have commented on the reviews in the recent weeks and seemed unaffected by them. If the box office response is any idication, the audience mostly felt the same way as well when it came to the DC film. What does Joel Kinnaman, who portrayed Rick Flag in the film, think about them? Speaking with Vulture while promoting his latest film Edge Of Winter, Kinnaman had the following to say regarding the bad reviews.
“I read a couple, but I didn’t enjoy reading them so I stopped. They were not kind. It’s always nicer when people say nice things about you. But on a film like Suicide Squad, it really only has an ambition to entertain. There’s no big political aspirations about the film; it doesn’t take itself that seriously. The only way it takes itself seriously is portraying these characters in an honest way. I really think we did that, and I’m proud of my work and everyone else’s work in that film, too. So, on a film like this, that has those kinds of ambitions; it becomes even more important what the fans think. We made this film for the fans.”
“Sure, the film is not perfect. But the kind of vitriol that it got? [Laughs.] It sure as hell didn’t deserve that. I think it actually might’ve been good for the film. Now people don’t have too- high expectations for it. It reset that a little bit, and people went into the theaters and just got entertained by what they saw. So I was really happy with how that whole thing turned out.”
As someone who has been watching this all play out and seen the film three different times with a packed audience, I can’t disagree with Kinnaman’s statements at all. Sure, the film isn’t perfect but it doesn’t deserve to be this year’s “punching bag”. Do you agree with Kinnaman’s comments? What did you think about Suicide Squad? Let us know in the comments section below.